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, "bbc world news america." >> this is "bbc world news america." sandy has gone. new york tries to get back to life. >> this is crazy. it has taken me 45 minutes just to get right there from third street. i have never seen traffic like this in my life. >> on the campaign trail, though, it with five days ago, the campaign -- the campaigners are covering the country in search of every vote. and new wealth is opening a great divide for the next generation of leaders. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. three days after super storm sandy hit the eastern united states, the death toll has climbed to more than 80. 4 million homes and businesses are still without power. slowly, though, new york is trying to come back to life. some subways are rolling again, but getting around by car takes forever. the bbc took to the streets. >> taxi delays greeted commuters this morning at the river crossings. it was the journey from hell. this was the bus queue in brookline -- in brooklyn. spare a thought for those who took a car. a painful crawl that tested the
pitches. the new york marathon cancelled amid suffering after sandy. residents of staten island say they've been forgotten. >> this is new york city, the financial capital of the world. putting right what's happened here is going to take many months and maybe longer. >> and getting ready for new leaders in china. tonight we continue our series of special reports on the challenges they'll face. >> welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. with just four days to go before the u.s. presidential election, a new jobs report is fueling arguments on the campaign trail. it seems to have something for everyone. president obama is time-outing that more jobs were -- touting that more jobs have been created than were expected. romney says the overall elm ploit rate is actually up. now starts the weekend blitz and the bbc's adam brooks has been watching the reaction for us. >> the voter in the state of ohio -- >> in 2008 we were in the middle of two wars and the worst economic crisis since the great depression. today our businesses have created nearly 5 1/2 mil
will. >> and if you live here, the election is secondary. a week after sandy blew through in new york neighborhood, it's still waiting for help. welcome to our viewers on public television in america. and also around the globe. for those of you despairing that this presidential election has gone on far too long, good news. it's almost over. the final day of campaigning saw the candidates flying across the country in a last bid for votes. tonight we have comprehensive coverage of how the campaign looks at the very end. the bbc north american editor has been with the obama campaign in wisconsin. he starts our coverage. >> win or lose, it's the last time he'll campaign to save his job. he's chriscrossed a disenchanted nation, traveling 8,000 miles in three days. cajoling voters for giving him another chance. bruce springsteen add as final push. he adds more than star power with songs of the shattered american dreams, of the working american class. ♪ i believed in a promised land ♪ >> he defended the president and explained why that land has prove so hard to reach. >> i'm here today b
week after breaking sandy, a polling stations are being set up in many areas. >> election 2012 started cold for karen and john. . and in their basement, flooded by hurricane sandy, is damp and musty. are you thinking about the election? >> is an important in puritan voting is that -- is a part of the american process. -- is an important thing. voting is a part of the american process. >> at a tent, a cardboard sign attached to some voting booths. but i would have voted on a piece of paper and mail it if i had to. >> it is one week since the big storm throughout the power and crippled vast areas. today, there were dumping of the sewage pipes as the army moved into help. >> considering the devastation here it is a wonder that an election can take place at all. but voters and authorities have been determined to make sure it can go ahead. >> in most areas it was business as usual. pacquiao on its feet pretty much in manhattan. -- back on its feet pretty much in manhattan. in new jersey, they can vote at any location. in the coastal suburbs, this has been an election like no other. >> let's
ordered the rationing of gasoline due to a severe shortage caused by super storm sandy, which comes after a second storm has hit the battered area. >> first came hurricane sandy. not only did she bring floodwaters, but the boardwalk, too. it residents did not think it could get worse, but it did. they are now planned -- they are now coping with plunging temperatures. >> it is freezing out here. i can only imagine the older crowd that sits in their project colmes -- in their project homes. it is just freezing. >> this street has been without power for nine days. the residents i've spoken to are not sounding confident that they will get electricity any time soon. in the meantime, they are writing in freezing conditions. the storm affected much of the northeast region, bringing chaos to the airports, as well as the electricity supply. it knocked out power to 50,000 people. what we have found in the streets along with the frustration and large it is a generosity of spirit. the soldiers are national guard volunteers and they are proud of what they do. >> we are here from new york and we are he
struggling to recover after a storm sandy. he went to new york for the first time with the devastation and that with families, officials, and first responders. it has been 2.5 years since an explosion on an oil rig in the gulf of mexico killed 11 people and unleashed a massive spill. bp has agreed to pay $4.5 billion and will plead guilty to criminal charges. the announcement was made by the u.s. attorney general who traveled to new orleans for the event. >> already, this oil spill is the worst environmental disaster america has ever faced. >> many people are dead, millions of gallons of oil continued to spew into the gulf. >> it is 2.5 years since the deepwater horizon will real -- will break exploded -- oil rig exploded. bp reached a settlement with the u.s. government. they have pleaded guilty to 14 criminal charges, 11 of them for misconduct. the company will pay a total of $4.5 billion in fines and compensation. two bp employees have also been charged with manslaughter. the american government says bp failed to take adequate precautions and when not rule out further efforts to see
saw it as loss. >> what impact do you think that sandy has had on the climate change conversation? >> in some cases, it started the conversation. in other cases, increased the conversation. it has put the deniers on the offensive. you see it bloomberg, gov. christie coming together. something changed. it was provoked by this horrible of the end. maybe it is a sign that something is about to happen that is more positive. >> do you have confidence in obama's second term that climate change will be more of an issue? >> it was not. sadly, it was not an election issue and it was not much of a campaign issue at all. certainly not on the republican side because they are on the denial side of things. now, you can look forward to this next time with obama with a lot of hope but he will have to step off of the center stripe and take a position that he can put teeth behind. >> america is now producing more than ever before. by 2020, it will be self- sufficient. there is no real shift away from fossil fuels. >> it will not happen too soon. it will still be a while. we are chipping away at the
. >> i will be paying off my house. >> i will give it to some charity, you know. for hurricane sandy. about 105,000 tickets every minute will be sold today in the lead up to the drop. look at the odds. wanted it will give you a one in 175 million chance -- one ticket will give you a one in 175 million chance of winning. if the lucky person was one person, they could take home half a billion dollars lump-sum, or payments of $60 million a year for the next 29 years. the drop is the second-biggest in u.s. history. in march, $640 million was 1 when three millionaires which drew the right numbers. with the drawing only hours away, you cannot help but think. >> maybe i should go and buy tickets now. that brings today show to a close. you can find constant updates on our website. from me and most of the bbc team possibly go to twitter. for all of us here, thanks for watching. see you back here tomorrow. >> make sense of international news at bbc.com/news. >> funding for this presentation was made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foun
to come, picking up the pieces after super storm sandy. one month after she blew ashore, some are still reeling. if you are one of the mill in -- the many millions who uses a search engine on line, you might want to listen carefully. a global battle is brewing between the likes of google and publishing companies who say they should be paid for extracts of newspaper articles displayed in results. parliament debates a new law that gives publishers a much stronger copyright protection on line. here is the story from berlin. >> when you type in newspaper into google, who should get paid? google, who looks at the land of the newspaper? or those to pay for the advertising space? that is the argument in germany. >> google is able to pay such an amount, or they are able to commute to the newspapers from a search engine. >> but as prince -- print migrates from paper to computer screens, google argues it puts more readers in touch with more newspapers. >> would bring to them every month for billion cliques at worldwide. -- 4 billion clinics worldwide. this is 100,000 clicks' per minute. this is o
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